Build An IBM i Partition, From Scratch, Live and In Color!

Session Abstract:

This session is a live build of an IBM i guest partition. We will create each of the components needed through the HMC for both the host and the guest. Then on the host we’ll create the IBM i NWS configuration objects and storage and connect those pieces. Finally, we’ll create the partition itself, and being the IBM i install, all in 60 minutes!

Audience input will influence the build!!

In our session we assume only that the system has an HMC attached and an existing IBM i partition that does not own all resources in the system.

Learning Objectives:

  • 1. Understand just how simple it is to create a guest partition on IBM i.
  • 2. Learn the components required to turn your standalone partition into a host partition.
  • 3. Learn some of the options that influence how the guest partition is installed and started and stopped.
  • 4. Lean a few tricks for customizing your host partition so you don’t have to remember every time!


IBM i System Administrators


This session is intermediate.


Location: VT500A Date: June 25, 2019 Time: 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm Larry Bolhuis